Everyone Is Not Meant To Be An Entrepreneur, And That’s Okay

Being an entrepreneur is not a walk in the park. There are many things to consider and many things that one should not be afraid to lose when entering the dangerous world that is entrepreneurship. Making a living out of one’s own pockets and putting in the extra effort to make sure a business is up and running is no easy feat — and perhaps it is one of the hardest jobs any person can take.

There are many reasons why one should strongly consider before going all-in the life of being an entrepreneur. Besides the simple answer that it is just too difficult and not everyone’s cup of coffee, there are a lot of reasons behind this simple answer that can shed light on why not everyone can become an entrepreneur — and there is nothing wrong with not taking up the life of entrepreneurship or giving up from it.

In the sociological perspective, an article published in Harvard Business Preview explained how people began to lose motivation in becoming an entrepreneur once learning more about what it takes to become one. Not to be taken in a bad light, but people exposed to the actual system of entrepreneurship shifted their behaviors of wanting to start a business from the ground-up and face the numerous risks head-on to choosing to work for a company instead.

This may be linked to our inclination to self-preservation and staying away from danger as far as possible — and in this case it means the risks that come along with becoming an entrepreneur.

In the economic perspective, not becoming an entrepreneur also has its effects. A study pointed out how self-employment is not the key solution in alleviating one’s financial burden and the economy in general. Without the proper environment matched with a bit of luck, most people working as entrepreneurs would not be able to realize the profits that they hoped for in the first place. Instead, more focus should be placed in wage policies and labor laws created by governments.

Lastly, working a 9 to 5 job instead of being self-employed has its benefits as well. Some of these pros include gaining valuable experience from managers and other higher ups, job security with guaranteed income, and other important benefits such as health insurance.


By Neil Gregorio

Neil Gregorio is a graduating university student who writes as a hobby; when he is away from the keyboard, he spends his time watching Japanese animated shows and jamming out to his favorite rock music.

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